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South Wonston Primary School will undertake to ensure compliance with the relevant legislation with regard to the provision of first aid for all employees and to ensure best practice by extending the arrangements as far as is reasonably practicable to children and others who may also be affected by our activities.
Responsibility for first aid at South Wonston Primary School is held by Jessica Lott (Headteacher) who is the responsible manager.
All first aid provision is arranged and managed in accordance with the Children’s Services Safety Guidance Procedure SGP 08-07(First Aid).
All staff have a statutory obligation to follow and co-operate with the requirements of this policy.
Aims & Objectives
Our first aid policy requirements will be achieved by:
First Aid Training
The responsible manager will ensure that appropriate numbers of appointed persons, school first aid trained staff, emergency first aiders, qualified first aiders and paediatric first aid trained staff are nominated, as identified by completion of the First Aid Needs Assessment, and that they are adequately trained to meet their statutory duties.
At South Wonston Primary School there are 3 appointed persons who are as follows:
Where the first aid needs assessment identifies that qualified first aid staff are not necessary due to the nature/level of risk, the minimum legal requirement is to appoint a person (the Appointed Persons) to be on site at all times during the working day. Appointed persons are in place to take charge of first aid arrangements including looking after equipment and calling emergency services.
Note: Appointed Persons are not First Aiders and should not provide first aid for which they have not been trained. However it is good practice to provide appointed persons with some level of first aid training. Such training does not require HSE approval.
School First Aid Trained Staff
At South Wonston Primary School there are 10 school first aid trained staff, they are as follows:
This optional, bespoke training for school staff is available to assist the school in meeting its own duty of care towards its pupils. It is not a substitute for HSE-approved first aid training which qualifies staff to provide first aid to other adults. This training should be provided only where:
Emergency First Aiders (Those completing the HSE approved 1-day emergency first aid course)
At South Wonston Primary School there is 1 emergency first aider who is as follows:
They will be responsible for administering first aid, in accordance with their training, to those that become injured or fall ill whilst at work or on the premises. They may also have other duties and responsibilities which are identified and delegated as appropriate (e.g. first aid kit inspections).
Qualified First Aiders (Those completing the HSE approved 3-day first aid course)
At South Wonston Primary School there are no qualified first aiders.
Paediatric First Aid Trained Staff
At South Wonston Primary School there are 5 paediatric first aid trained staff who are as follows:
These staff are in place to meet the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) statutory obligations for provision of first aid to those children aged 5 years old or younger.
First Aid Provision
Our First Aid Needs Assessment has identified the following first aid kit requirements:
It is the responsibility of the Admin Assistant to undertake a regular check of the contents of all first aid kits at the beginning of each half term.
First Aid Room
The Medical Room (situated at the main entrance of the school) is designated as the first aid room for treatment, sickness and the administering of first aid and administration of medicines. The first aid room has the following facilities:
Upon being summoned in the event of an accident, the first aider and/or appointed person is to take charge of the first aid administration/emergency treatment commensurate with their training. Following their assessment of the injured person, they are to administer appropriate first aid and make a balanced judgement as to whether there is a requirement to call an ambulance.
The first aider/appointed person is to always call an ambulance on the following occasions:
In the event of an accident involving a child, where appropriate, it is our policy to always notify parents of their child’s accident if it:
Our procedure for notifying parents will be to use all telephone numbers available to contact them and leave a message should the parents not be contactable.
In the event that parents cannot be contacted and a message has been left, our policy will be to continue to attempt to make contact with the parents every hour. In the interim, we will ensure that the qualified first aider, appointed person or another member of staff remains with the child until the parents can be contacted and arrive (as required).
In the event that the child requires hospital treatment and the parents cannot be contacted prior to attendance, the qualified first aider/appointed person/another member of staff will accompany the child to hospital and remain with them until the parents can be contacted and arrive at the hospital.
Out of hours and Trips
The first aid arrangements for all school-managed and organised after school activities (parent’s evenings, school fetes and sports activities) are considered in this policy. On occasions where there may be the need for additional provision the school will carry out a needs assessment for that activity.
Where the school have arrangements to let/hire out buildings to external organisations there need to be arrangements in place to co-ordinate the first aid arrangements with the hirer. This is managed by Lesley Ward Admin Officer or Leanne Barker Snr Admin Assistant in her absence who will ensure that these arrangements are recorded in the lettings/hire agreement.
The first aid arrangements for school organised trips/visit are included in the risk assessment for each trip. These are reviewed for each trip/visit and the level of first-aid provision is reviewed to ensure adequate cover is provided for the trip/visit, and that sufficient cover is retained at the school to cover those who stay at school.
All accidents requiring first aid treatment are to be recorded with (at least) the following information: